Sina Weibo’s Spring Festival tweet explosion was 46% more explosive than last year

ChinaThe year of the sheep is here! And with it, as usual, come crazy engagement numbers from Sina Weibo. Unsurprisingly, the night’s most popular messages came from the service’s top celebrities. Taking home the crown this year was model/actress Angelababy, whose photo of herself in the kitchen (below) along with the message “Like this and earn big in the new year!” has been liked over 3 million times already.

https://www.techinasia.com/sina-weibos-spring-festival-tweet-explosion-46-explosive-year/

NEC Organizes the NEC Innovative Solutions Fair 2015

JapanTokyo, Feb 10, 2015 – (JCN Newswire) – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC, today announced that the NEC Innovative Solutions Fair 2015 will be held on 10 February 2015, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. The conference will feature executive keynotes and address current ICT challenges in the areas of public safety, cybersecurity, big data, Software-Defined Networking, and more.

http://www.japancorp.net/press-release/31024/nec-organizes-the-nec-innovative-solutions-fair-2015

Tokyo cyber security competition draws 90 hackers

JapanTOKYO: A cyber security competition began on Saturday (Feb 7) in Tokyo, with organisers aiming to show off the skills of young Japanese hackers by testing them against international rivals. The final rounds of the Security Contest 2014, or SECCON, brought together 90 participants in 24 teams from seven nations and regions: China, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. The winners of the Tokyo competition will advance to the prestigious Def Con CTF (Capture the Flag) competition, slated for later this year, organisers said.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/tokyo-cyber-security/1643500.html

Singapore holds 72-hour online shopping festival

SingaporeFrom 2 to 4 February, Singaporean e-shoppers were treated to big discounts in a 72-hour shopping e-commerce festival that also saw companies like Google, DBS, SingPost and SRPING Singapore collaborating with retailers and businesses. The pre-Chinese New Year online shopping fest brought deals from over 60 brands onto a common platform where shoppers can avail of deals including up to 75 percent off travel deals, up to 70 percent off beauty products.

http://enterpriseinnovation.net/article/singapore-holds-72-hour-online-shopping-festival-661071614

UTStarcom Displays Broadband and Optical Network Infrastructure Technologies at Convergence India 2015 Conference

IndiaUTStarcom, a global telecommunications infrastructure provider, participated in the 23rd Convergence India Exhibition and Conference in New Delhi, India in 21-23 January 2015. The Company showcased its advanced broadband and optical network infrastructure technologies offering to the Indian market and mapped out its operating strategy to serve the rapidly growing demand in the market for bandwidth from cloud-based services, mobile, streaming, and other applications.

http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/01/29/701009/10117644/en/UTStarcom-Displays-Broadband-and-Optical-Network-Infrastructure-Technologies-at-Convergence-India-2015-Conference.html

Doctors, techno sports, flowers, and more take the stage in Japan at KDDI’s Demo Day

JapanJapanese telco KDDI’s accelerator program Mugen Labo just finished its seventh demo day, and the presenting companies came from a wide range of industries, some with tantalizing business models. Take a look – the winner presented a polished product, proved his stickiness with his target user, and is very likely to be heard from again.

https://www.techinasia.com/kddi-demo-day-seven/

WEF 2015: Tech Mahindra eyes diversified global workforce

IndiaDAVOS: Committed to a diversified global workforce, IT major Tech Mahindra chief C P Gurnani has said employees in the IT industry will have to continuously re-skill themselves as 10-15 per cent technology jobs will become obsolete every year. “We will have a diversified global workforce, but I can’t give any numbers as in our business numbers can be translated into revenue and I’m in a quiet period.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/wef-2015-tech-mahindra-eyes-diversified-global-workforce/articleshow/46009637.cms

15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos

ChinaAlibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma returned to Davos today for the first time in years for a chat. Interviewed by CBS’s Charlie Rose, Ma – chatty and eminently quotable as ever – talked about his early days as an entrepreneur, the origins of Alibaba, and some more contemporary issues as well. Here are 15 of his best quotes:

https://www.techinasia.com/best-jack-ma-quotes-davos-interview/

Smart City Expo kicks off in Taipei

TaiwanThe Smart City Summit and Expo in Taipei kicked off on January 20 featuring a variety of solutions such as connectivity, cloud computing, and construction and management to create smart cities. Makers in Taiwan expressed interest in 4G service developments in relation to the Intenet of Things (IoT) and developing smart city solutions in conjunction.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150121PD203.html

Panasonic Aims to Support Cambodia’s Economic Development Through Full Range of Capabilities Showcased at Solutions Expo

CambodiaPanasonic Solutions Expo opened today at the Sofitel Hotel; the first big scale, centralised showcase of the company’s full suite of technology, business-to-consumer (B2C) products and business-to-business (B2B) solutions for the Cambodia market. The Expo spans across six experiential booths – Corporate Branding, Residential, Energy Solutions, Hotel, Education and Store – to bring about ‘A Better Life, A Better World’ for consumers and business partners.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3281533

HTC sends out invitation for MWC event this year

TAIPEI — Sparking rumors about the introduction of a new flagship device, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. has sent out invitations to media outlets for an event prior to the March 2-5 Mobile World Congress tech fair to be held in Barcelona, Spain. The invitation, sent on Friday, features a starry sky with the words “Utopia in progress” below HTC’s logo, but it did not say anything about what kind of product will be unveiled on March 1 at the pre-show event.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2015/01/19/426857/HTC-sends.htm

Xiaomi CEO pays a visit for Internet conference, from TW

TAIPEI — The founder and chief executive officer of fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. (小米) arrived in Taiwan on Monday to attend the cross-Taiwan Strait Mobile Internet Conference. Lei Jun (雷軍), 45, is set to deliver a 40-minute keynote speech at the one-day conference on Tuesday on how smart homes will lead to future innovation.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2015/01/13/426369/Xiaomi-CEO.htm

App developer expo coming in February, from Myanmar

AppExpo 2015 will run from February 19 to 20 at the MICT park, and will once again be organized by Yangon Heartz Media and Business Solutions, a local technology start-up. In addition to giving local programmers and software engineers a chance to network, Yangon Heartz Media CEO U Zaw Zaw Myo Lwin told The Myanmar Times that this year’s expo would include a US$500 prize for the ‘best app,’ to be chosen by a panel of judges at the event.

http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/12702-app-developer-expo-coming-in-february.html

ZTE Receives Four IDG Awards at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

ZTE Mobile Devices, a division of the top global handset manufacturer ZTE Corporation, today announced it was the recipient of four awards from the International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology, media, events and research company. The “Global Smart Connected Devices Top 10”, “Global Smart Phones Top 10”, “Global Top 50 CE Brands” and “Top 10 Brands From China” awards were presented to ZTE at the Global Top Brands Awards Ceremony during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3271083

Delta Electronics to showcase products at 2015 CES

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics will exhibit a Vivitek LED pocket-size projector, an Innergie mobile recharger, WX21HDiv series interactive electronic white boards, Breeze ventilating fans and power charging solutions for use in electric vehicles at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) during January 6-9, according to the company.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150101PD200.html

With Apple, Google absent at CES 2015, its Asian brands to the forefront

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 4 — Once again in 2015, Apple and Google will not be in attendance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which takes place January 6 to 9. But the two tech giants are still at the centre of the leading innovations presented in Las Vegas. In particular, Apple and Google are essential to the development of the internet of things (IoT), as the vast majority of connected objects are controlled from iOS and/or Android terminals.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/tech-gadgets/article/with-apple-google-absent-at-ces-2015-its-asian-brands-to-the-forefront

Kiwi managers must integrate IT into their management plans

Within the last few decades information technology and information systems have had an enormous impact on organisations and their ability to gain and maintain a competitive advantage, according to the Assoication of MBAs (AMBA). IT has become an important change lever for reinventing the structure, operation and management of organisations, and managers must be able to integrate IT into their management plan.

http://techday.com/it-brief/news/kiwi-managers-must-integrate-it-into-their-management-plans/198743/

Vietnam to host ASEAN telecoms ministers’ meeting

The 15th Telmin is expected to draw representatives from 10 ASEAN member nations, partner countries, including Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), China and India, the World Telecommunication Union and European Union. The meeting will discuss and approve partnership programmes to strengthen connectivity on information infrastructure, narrow digital communications gap and improve IT application capability among ASEAN member countries, according to the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Telecommunications.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/117566/vietnam-to-host-asean-telecoms-ministers–meeting.html

The Largest Ever "G-STAR 2014" Ended in Great Success

The largest ever G-STAR 2014 commemorating its 10th anniversary was held with various attractions, such as additional events for celebrating the 10th anniversary, along with the BTC and BTB exhibitions. In addition, it provided greater satisfaction to visitors with high quality contents and events corresponding to the scale of the exhibition.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3244091